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Overall, the integumentary system functions to guard the body, providing a barrier to infection and shielding the body against temperature changes and the adverse effects of potentially harmful substances (such as UV light).
The integumentary system is composed of the following parts: 1 Skin. 2 Skin appendages. 3 Subcutaneous tissue and deep fascia. 4 Mucocutaneous junctions. 5 Breasts.
Diseases of the Integumentary System. Diseases of the integumentary system can arise from pathogenic infections, injury due to radiation, chemicals or from genetic disorders. The most common bacterial infection of the skin is probably acne.